Students investigate and compare a variety of approaches to acting techniques in this course, including those described by Jerzy Grotowski, Konstantin Stanislavski, Vsevelod Meyerholt, Sanford Meisner, Bertolt Brecht, Michael Chekhov, and others. The student reads selections by and about these seminal teachers of acting and reflects on the issues raised by means of written responses, discussion, and scene work. Skills the student works on improving may be grouped under the following broad categories: physical responsiveness; vocal responsiveness; imaginative/emotional responsiveness. The student also attends various live performances at Warren Wilson Theatre and North Carolina Stage Company and writes critical analysis of the acting observed. The course culminates in a public performance.
Triad: Artistic Expression
Prerequisite: THR 100 Performance Fundamentals or THR 190 Modern Dance Technique I.